Fort Benning names new commanding general

Fort Benning names new commanding general
Fort Benning sign (Source: Benning.army.mil)

Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Donahoe will assume the command from Maj. Gen. Brito in a July 17 ceremony.

The ceremony, which begins at 8:00 a.m. and takes place on York Field, will not be open to the public due to measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The event will be streamed live here.

Maj. Gen. Donahoe’s most recent assignment was deputy commanding general of the Eighth Army in the Republic of Korea.

He has also served in Armor and Cavalry positions in the continental United States, Germany, Bosnia, Kuwait and the Republic of Korea.

Maj. Gen. Brito is being promoted to the rank of lieutenant general and will serve as deputy chief of staff, G-1 in Washington D.C.

Copyright 2020 WTVM. All rights reserved.